San Juan Health Department, Lopez Pharmacy Offer COVID Vaccine
From San Juan County
With the governor’s recent authorization to deliver vaccines to those in the Phase 1b Tier 1 eligibility group, the level of questions and concerns from the community has understandably increased.
This situation is inherently unsatisfying and challenging. There is no perfect approach to many of the decisions being made, and the whole effort is constrained by a limited supply of the vaccine.
Lots of people in lots of places are doing the best they can to make this work, some more successfully than others. We think our approach here in the islands will work, but that doesn’t mean it is flawless.
For some time to come, demand will exceed supply.
Local medical providers and pharmacies will play a critical role in vaccinating our community. This Q&A will focus on the San Juan County response but know that there are a number of local healthcare providers working hard to begin administering doses.
Q: Where do I learn about whether I am eligible for vaccine and if I am, how do I sign up?
The best source for information is the county’s COVID-19 vaccine webpage.
Q: What local healthcare providers or pharmacies are giving vaccines now, and how do we schedule with them?
At this moment, other than San Juan County Health and Community Services, Lopez Island Pharmacy is the only other provider of vaccine to Phase 1b Tier 1 individuals in the county.
Scheduling procedures will vary from provider to provider, but in general, DO NOT call the provider. Check their website first and look for messages from them in the local media and via direct communication with their patients and customers.
Read more at www.sanjuanco.com.